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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Gateshead
Town
Rowlands Gill
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42138
Current location

SHOPPING CENTRE
Rowlands Gill
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 160 580
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY GRANITE CENOTAPH. WW1 INSCRIPTION CARVED INTO THE FACE OF THE CENOTAPH AND WW2 NAMES ON BRONZE PLAQUES SET INTO THE PLINTH CENOTAPH IS SET ON A ROASED TERRACE WITH SEATING PLACED PARTLY AROUND IT
Inscription
ERECTED BY/ THE INHABITANTS OF ROWLANDS GILL/ TO THE MEMORY OF FALLEN HEROES/ WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR AUGUST 1914 - NOVEMBER 1918/ (NAMES)/ "MAY THEIR DEEDS BE IN REVERENCE"/ (NAMES)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO LAID DOWN THIER LIVES/ IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, H
Allenby, A
Bell, R
Bingham, J
Brown, J
Burton, T
Bush, N D
Cape, J
Carr, T
Carter, J
See details for all 47 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 80
    Served and returned: 40
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment
    Order of information: rank,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 21
    Died: 21
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Rowlands Gill War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • CDR46.01

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